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HBO Auburn Football Show Prompts Quentin Groves, Junior Rosegreen Denials

Former Auburn Tigers football players continue to line up against the HBO Real Sports documentary that features four former players alleging the school is all about some pay-for-play from top to bottom. Quentin Groves, an Oakland Raiders LB who played for Auburn at the same time as HBO star Stanley McClover, denies ever receiving money at Auburn and expresses disappointment in his former teammate.

Groves to the AP:

I just think it was totally and utterly ridiculous to go and say something like that about the school that gave you so much and then be mad because of selfish reasons. I have no words for them.

Junior Rosegreen, the guy who nearly killed Reggie Brown, says he was approached by McClover about appearing in the show, but that he ended up cussing out a HBO producer who tried to coax him into an interview.

Rosegreen to

I called him and cussed his [butt] out. He would say, 'I just want to hear Stanley's story.' I said, 'Stanley's story is he's a storyteller. That's his story.' (Walker) tried so hard to get me to say something bad about Auburn. He would say, 'off the the record'. He said that about 10 times. I said, 'Fine. You want me to tell you something off the record? Here you go: Stanley is a damn liar.    

I don't know, man. Far be it from me to trust in the everlasting integrity of Auburn football's Tommy Tuberville era, but I'm really starting to wonder about this show. We'll see what comes of it, I guess. Popcorn up!

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